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We hope you'll enjoy this monthly update on all things Upstream Arts. We only include highlights here, so be sure to keep tabs on our website to learn more about our arts programming for people with disabilities at every stage of life, plus public events and opportunities.

New dates for The Art of Social Skills classes 
Upstream Arts and Artistry have scheduled an Art of Social Skills class for adults with disabilities this summer, starting June 11 at Artistry in Bloomington.
There are also spaces available for classes starting in March at The Show Gallery in St. Paul. Register today!    

Call for Sponsors for The Art of We: Are More Than One Story
We are seeking sponsors for our annual fundraiser and celebration on May 17, 2018. Invest in our work and share your story with the community! Sponsors will be highlighted in our newsletter and featured on our website, as well as acknowledged at the event. Your support helps make our celebration free and accessible.
A green and blue painting from an Upstream Arts class

Dear Friend,
In this issue of The Current, you'll find -
  • Free tickets to The Moth StorySLAM with Special Guest Upstream Arts on February 28, 
  • New dates for The Art of Social Skills classes,
  • Upcoming events, including The Art of (e)Motion performances,
  • Gratitude and new ways to invest in our work! 
With abundant thanks for all that you do!
Julie, Matt, Bree, and everyone at Upstream Arts
Participants of The Moth Community Workshop with Upstream Arts
Participants and facilitators from The Moth Community Workshop
Free tickets available to The Moth StorySLAM with special guest Upstream Arts - February 28
Upstream Arts has a limited amount of free tickets to The Moth's StorySLAM, at which we'll be the Special Guest on February 28. Come support the participants of our community workshop, who spent last weekend intensively honing their skills with experts from The Moth. These talented individuals will be putting their names in the hat for a chance to tell their stories live onstage!
Call us at 612-331-4584 or email us at info@upstreamarts.org to reserve up to two free tickets. Additional tickets can be purchased online starting one week before the show, February 21.
Participants and Teaching Artist on stage at The Art of Me
Upstream Arts Participants and Teaching Artists onstage at Art of Me. Photo by Doug Knutson.
Join us for The Art of (e)Motion performances at Barton and Marcy Open Schools 
Mark your calendars for two fabulous performances of The Art of (e)Motion! We're deep in the process of making interdisciplinary performances with students at Barton and Marcy Open Schools in collaboration with Young Dance. Watch students of all abilities shine at Barton on March 20 and Marcy on March 21. 
Gratitude & The Work Ahead
A huge THANK YOU to our wonderful community for your continued support! Your generosity makes our work possible. With your help, we are about to launch a jam-packed season of classes (including several out-of-town residencies), exciting events, and ongoing advocacy. We continue to work towards closing our funding gap of $75,000 in individual donations before June 30, 2018.
Will you be one of 10 people to amplify our work by donating $100 before February 28?
Click here to make a contribution online through Razoo. You can also call (612) 331-4584 to donate by phone or mail a check to Upstream Arts, 3501 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407.
Together, we are moving upstream. Thanks for all that you do!
A Teaching Artist and Participant painting in an Upstream Arts residency.
Upstream Arts Participant and Teaching Artist paint during class.
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